Thursday July 28, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM CDT
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320 N. Damen Avenue
First floor
Chicago, IL 60612

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Natalie Shmulik 

The Food Safety Modernization Act-
What You Need to Know Now 

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a real “game-changer” as it provides for a comprehensive food safety regulatory program focused on prevention of food-borne illnesses. In 2015 and 2016 the Food and Drug Administration passed a series of significant new regulations impacting food producers, processors and importers. Learn about the FSMA history, goals, approach and current status. Whether you are a small, medium or large food processor, you need to know the new regulatory definitions, thresholds, exceptions, preventive measures, supply-chain verification, recordkeeping and reporting requirements, and phased compliance deadlines. Even if your business is not currently subject to the new rules you will learn the advantages of understanding and structuring your business in light of them. Come learn how these new rules will be effecting your business now and in the future. FSMA is fundamentally changing the business of food.

About the Speaker:
David G. Mueller is a Principal of the law firm Guscott Mueller Law, LLC, with offices in Lake Forest and Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Mueller has over 30 years of experience in business and regulatory compliance. His practice includes environmental, FDA, OSHA/health & safety, real estate, international trade and corporate ethics and compliance. He is currently the Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Food Law Committee and is a past chair of the CBA Environmental Law Committee. Firm practice areas also include business law and litigation, employment and estate planning. Industries served include manufacturers, vehicle producers, pharmaceuticals, food processers, lenders, developers, and property owners.

This seminar is produced by The Hatchery, a collaboration between ICNC and Accion Chicago to bring education, capital, and support to the Chicagoland food entrepreneur community. Food entrepreneurship programming is funded in part by: